SGO Issues

SGO Issues July 11, 2019

PARP Inhibitors webinar scheduled for Aug. 8
Dr. Blank begins ABOG board appointment
July Gynecologic Oncology focuses on financial toxicity
Journal publishes abstracts from SGO 50th Annual Meeting
SGO 2020 Annual Meeting call for abstracts opens July 17
SGO 50th Anniversary: Elisabeth Diver, MD
Best chemo guide for your fellows to have in their pockets

PARP Inhibitors webinar scheduled for Aug. 8

SGO will host a new webinar, PARP Inhibitors in Gynecologic Oncology, at 7:00 p.m. CT on Aug. 8. Hosted by Shannon Westin, MD, from MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, this webinar will cover PARP use in gynecologic oncology, including the history of use and supporting research, patient selection, common toxicities and toxicity management. SGO will offer 1 hour of CE credit for the PARP Inhibitors in Gynecologic Oncology webinar. Fee is $25 for SGO members and non-members.

Dr. Blank begins ABOG board appointment

Stephanie V. Blank, MD

On July 1, SGO Secretary-Treasurer Stephanie V. Blank, MD, officially started her appointment with the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) Board of Directors as a Subspecialty Division Member in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology. Dr. Blank is Director of Gynecologic Oncology for the Mount Sinai Health System, Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship Director at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Director of Oncology Programs at the Blavatnik Family Women’s Health Research Institute in New York City. ABOG is an independent, non-profit organization that certifies obstetricians and gynecologists in the United States and is one of 24 specialty Boards recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties. ABOG serves candidates and diplomates in the United States and Canada in the specialty of obstetrics and gynecology, plus several subspecialties, including Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Gynecologic Oncology, and Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery.

July Gynecologic Oncology focuses on financial toxicity

Editorial: Financial Toxicity: A Severe but Underrecognized Side Effect for Cancer Patients; Jason D. Wright

Lead article: Financial toxicity in gynecologic oncology; Sara Bouberhan, Meghan Shea, Alice Kennedy, Adrienne Erlinger, Hannah Stack-Dunnbier, Mary K. Buss, Laureen Moss, Kathleen Nolan, Christopher Awtrey, John L. Dalrymple, Leslie Garrett, Fong W. Liu, Michele R. Hacker, Katharine M. Esselen

Journal publishes abstracts from SGO 50th Annual Meeting

Abstracts from the Society of Gynecologic Oncology’s 50th Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer are now available through an online supplement published by the journal Gynecologic Oncology. The 2019 Annual Meeting program included a special focus on health disparities, financial toxicity, and efforts to eradicate gynecologic cancer around the world. The supplement includes the presentations for 41 Scientific Plenaries, 31 Featured Posters and 557 Posters, plus 5 Late-breaking Abstracts.

SGO 2020 Annual Meeting call for abstracts opens July 17

The call for abstracts and surgical films for the SGO 2020 Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer in Toronto, Canada opens on Wednesday, July 17. The deadline for abstracts and surgical films closes on Sept. 17, and the submission period for the international abstract session closes on Nov. 5. SGO defines international abstracts as abstracts concerned with the care of women with gynecologic malignancies outside the United States and Canada. All attendees who reside outside of Canada need to apply for a passport (the process takes six to eight weeks in the United States) or verify that their current passports will be valid through the end of March 2020. Information on how to apply for a US passport is available at travel.state.gov.

SGO 50th Anniversary: Elisabeth Diver, MD

SGO has played an integral role in the formation of early career practitioners in the subspecialty of gynecologic oncology. Elisabeth Diver, MD, shares her thoughts on how mentorship has impacted both her research and clinical development. Hear what other SGO members have to say at sgo50.org.

Best chemo guide for your fellows to have in their pockets

The third edition of Chemotherapy for Gynecologic Cancers: Society of Gynecologic Oncology Handbook includes new chapters on targeted therapies for gynecologic malignancies, including antiangiogenesis, PARP inhibition and immune strategies. This resource, authored by leading experts in the field, is perfect for fellows to stay up to date with advances in the medical management of gynecologic cancers. 

The print version conveniently fits in a lab coat pocket and the latest edition is also available as an e-book, so fellows can easily reference it on phones or tablets. Make sure your fellows are equipped with the latest information they need to care for patients undergoing chemotherapy. Visit sgo.org/store to purchase this handbook at the member price today.